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School Sanitation and Hygiene Education in Nagaon

Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA) Nagaon in collaboration with UNICEF Assam organized One Day Non Residential Training Programme for Training of Trainers (ToT) on School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) at Tourist Loodge on 12th April 2012. The training was inaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon Sri Abitab Rajkhowa, ACS and said District Resource Group (DRG) members consists of DIET -10 nos(Faculties including the Block In-charges), BTC – 5 nos (Faculties), Normal School –5 nos(Faculties),SSA – 10 nos. (District & Block Offices), Expert Teachers – 5 nos will be trained today by our Resource Persons. Sri. K.K Baruah, AES, District Elementary Education Officer welcomed all the participants and stated the objectives of ToT.

District Media Expert, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Nagaon Maruf Alom participated as resource person in the training. In the technical session he pointed out impertinence of School Sanitation and Hygiene. Quoting 2011 census data Mr Alom said 60 per cent of village households still do not have access to proper toilet facilities in the country and in India more people have a mobile phone than a household toilet.

Speaking to the participants Mrs. D Choudhury UNICEF Assam consultant informed SSHE programme has been started only in 8 districts of Assam. i.e Nagaon , Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, , Morigaon, Nalbari and Barpeta in the 1st quarter. For the smooth implementation of the SSHE programme it is important to train the district level functionaries on SSHE matters for better implementation of the programme so a DRG is constituted in the district added Mr H Goswami, programme officer, SSA, Nagaon.

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